RV Celtic Mist Sails to Wexford UPDATE

10th Jan 2013
10 January 2013
RV Celtic Mist has arrived safely in County Wexford from Kilrush, County Clare.  The crew onboard Celtic Mist were greeted with pods of Bottlenose Dolphins leaving the Shannon Estuary, Common Dolphins were bow riding the vessel for several hours of the journey along the South coast, followed by sightings of 2 to 3 fin whales observed 1.5 miles SW of Ballycotton. 
RV Celtic Mist will be offering Whale watching day trips to all IWDG members off the south coast of Wexford. Celtic Mist schedule will be available on www.rvcelticmist.ie
If you would like to join us please email sailing@rvcelticmist.ie for further details or call 086 2358771
18 December 2012
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group Research Vessel Celtic Mist will sail from Kilrush, Co Clare to County Wexford over the Christmas period where it will be berthed for January and February, 2013. 

IWDG volunteer skippers and crew from the southeast will be providing all IWDG members with the opportunity to go on whale and dolphin watching trips off the South Wexford and East Waterford Coast during this period !
For the month of January, we will sail the vessel on day trips from Ballyhack in County Wexford around Hook Head in search of cetaceans..

In recent years we have had a wide range of whales, dolphins and porpoise visiting the Wexford coastline. Each winter from November to February Humpback and Fin Whales can be seen off Hook Head,

Common Dolphins and Harbour porpoise are also frequent visitors all year round.

Celtic Mist will also visit New Ross located on the River Barrow, the ancestral home of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and also home to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, which led the Parade of Sail in the Tall Ships Race 2005. Scenic Day Trips of the River Barrow will also be available.
In February, RV Celtic Mist will sail to Kilmore Quay, a small rural fishing village in South Wexford. Kilmore Quay is famously known for it's thatched cottages, surrounded by unspoilt beaches offering miles of the finest sand dunes in the south-east.

The Saltee Islands are situated just 5km off the coast and are one of the most famous bird sanctuaries in Ireland with the rugged cliffs and clear green water. Common and Risso's Dolphins and Harbour Porpoise have been sighted recently in this area.
RV Celtic Mist is a 56ft steel hulled ketch, spacious and comfortable for all on board to enjoy a days sailing while listening to the sounds of the ocean, watching the cetaceans,  gannets diving and seals feeding.
Warm and waterproof clothing is required.
Life jackets will be provided.
Tea and Coffee available on board.
All trips subject to suitable weather.

Full schedule will be available on our website www.rvcelticmist.ie


Celtic Mist Certificates are available at 50 euro each.Certificates can be purchased here on our website


If you would like to join us onboard the Celtic Mist during this time in the south east, please email sailing@rvcelticmist.ie for bookings and queries
Deirdre Slevin
R.V. Celtic Mist Secretary



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